## Abstract

The energy and angular distributions of particles emitted in thermal-neutron fission of ^{235}U have been studied in a three-parameter correlation experiment for angles between 50 and 130°. These distributions are compared with the results of trajectory calculations to get a "best fit" set of initial scission conditions. The derived initial fragment separation of 24 fm and initial average kinetic energy of 31 MeV are in good agreement with liquid-drop calculations, while the initial most probable energy was found to be 3.4 MeV. The results indicate a shift in the scission point of 1-2 fm towards the light fragment, for a variation in mass ratio between 1.1 and 2. The effect of recoil on the experimental distributions is discussed in detail.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 223-236 |

Number of pages | 14 |

Journal | Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics |

Volume | 4 |

Issue number | 1 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 1 Jan 1971 |

Externally published | Yes |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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